Ogliastra: Sardinian Fabric Workshop Visit

Ogliastra: Sardinian Fabric Workshop Visit

From US$ 43.38 per person

Visit Ogliastra, in the province of Nuoro, and discover the techniques and secrets of the ancient art of weaving.

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Highlights
  • Visit an authentic weaving workshop
  • Learn the secrets of loom techniques
  • Discover how traditions have continued from generation to generation
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At the foot of Supramonte, in a workshop that dominates the entire valley, a couple of artisans – Elena and Giovanni – carry out the patient work of weaving on ancient looms. In this remote corner of Ogliastra you will be able to see them at work, and learn about the ancient technique of manual processing, called 'a pibiones'. Touch the natural materials used to create the textiles, and appreciate the colors of wool, obtained from dyeing herbs and transformed into fabulous Sardinian fabrics. The fabrics are used to create the likes of carpets, pillows, tapestries and original accessories. You will take part in a practical demonstration of how the looms work, the preparation of the warp and counting of the threads, of which Giovanni is a master. These traditions are handed down from mother to daughter, and Elena is always ready to experiment with innovative weaves. Visiting this fabric workshop will not only take you back in time, but instantly project you into a taste of authentic life in this community.
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  • Guided tour of the workshop
  • Practical demonstration of loom work
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    Traveler requirements
    • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    • This experience is free of charge for children up to 5 years of age
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